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Old 02-25-2009, 07:48 AM   #766
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Kershaw K.O. Leek Pocket Knife

http://www.emergencyoptions.com/cata...mCode=K1660VIB

Some people don't like the "gay pride" color scheme, but, I think it's pretty cool. This is the best knife I've ever owned. Carry and use it daily for almost anything. Holds an edge like no knife I've ever used, touch it to a steel every once in awhile and it's good to go - razor sharp. What I really like is how hard the finish is. I've used the one end of it, when it's closed, to open hundreds (possibly thousands) of bottles of beer and it isn't scratched at all. The finish is functional as well, I've cut bait standing in the ocean or on the beach with it at least a dozen times and it still looks brand new. No rust. The assisted opening is nice for one hand operation as well. Great item if you're in the market for a new pocketknife. Comes in other colors as well, don't know about their durability, though.

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Old 02-25-2009, 01:32 PM   #767
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Best purchase: One of these to put on my 12GS.

Great sense of humor. Hope it's not for real. I'm keepin' mine !
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:09 PM   #768
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Wink Makin' stuff is sometimes more fun

I would agree with some on here and say that for motorcycling the best thing you can find is a supportive spouse. Mine is great! Other than that, I really like my KBC helmet, my Thor riding pants and my Cortech riding jacket. To be honest, the equipment that seems to serve me the best is stuff I've made or designed and had made. It is one of the things I love about adventure riding!
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:38 AM   #769
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Grip puppies from CA Sport Touring. Essential for any bike and cheap.
Sheepskin seat pad from Alaska Leather is nice.
Tourmaster Synergy heated vest with collar (comes with heat controls already.)
Oxford Heaterz heated grips.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:54 AM   #770
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So noted. As I've already mentioned I've taken to using the 'stich more of late. The thing I'm pondering most is whether to take it on a very long ride this summer. In any event thanks again for your input, much appreciated.

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I don't get the issue. get a kryptonite lock, loop it through one of the arms, and, lock it to the bike. It takes longer for you to deal with any other gear you might own, than taking the stich off, and, locking it to the bike.
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Old 03-02-2009, 10:24 PM   #771
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3 best purchases ever,,,,,,,, a Hammock from www.ddhammocks.com the

1. Travel Hammock..... OK, I lie, they make em, I bought mine from a guy on a hammock forum. they are SO comfy to sleep in it made me not wanna go back to bed with the wife.........

2nd a Buck knife model 211 Alpha Hunter with Rosewood Slabs, $57 off ebay..... Holds a shaving sharp edge, feels perfect in the hand, good enough for skinning a deer or a rabbit, the leather sheath is well made. I wouldnt be without it.

3. a Gerber assisted opening Knife, razor sharp semi serrated, weighs next to nothing. I didnt actually buy it, I found it... but.. I would buy one.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:56 AM   #772
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The best equipment which I've bought are ALPOS side cases....




They are practical and you can lock them...
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:03 PM   #773
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Jeez thanks Michael

I had to remove the fuel tank today, used the Mannesmann set. The first time I tried, I have bent about 5 tools on it, all my dads old rusty tools. No complaints of the Mannesmann set sofar. Very handy to work with, everything fits together with a positive feel, and my screw driver definately didn't bent went I took it out!
yes o.k. Im sorry ... if the tools are good enough for you, stay with them .... but your infos seemed to me like an advertising for the tools .... and to let someone else believe that he will by a set of german quality tools while they are in fact made in china isnt that funny to me ...

but Im always happy to learn new things ... just keep me informed about your experiences with the tools and ... alsways thumbs ... argh middle fingers up :-)
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:05 PM   #774
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No sweat ;)

So far I've used them alot, and no complaints, everything is holding up!
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:54 AM   #775
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Great sense of humor. Hope it's not for real. I'm keepin' mine !
It was for real. Best $1.29 I ever spent!
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:04 AM   #776
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Well, a Triumph Tiger isn't bad I guess.
If I ever regret having a GS, I would go for a KTM ADV.
So far my 12GS08 makes the top spot in the best equipment I ever bought.
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Old 03-07-2009, 06:16 PM   #777
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Surefire flashlight
headlamp
msr pocket rocket
spyderco knife
and ah...
oh yeah, a cell phone--w/camera
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:05 PM   #778
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Maybe not the best, but it sure is a favorite. A 1/4 drive T-bar/ratchet combo.

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Old 03-10-2009, 09:59 PM   #779
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Maybe not the best, but it sure is a favorite. A 1/4 drive T-bar/ratchet combo.

OOOOOOOH!

Who makes that??? Can I get one at Harbor Freight?
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Old 03-10-2009, 10:27 PM   #780
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OOOOOOOH!

Who makes that??? Can I get one at Harbor Freight?
Unfortunately, the only place I know to get it is the SnapOn truck.
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